Coho Headwaters Red 2014 | Delicious already – Super Cellar Selection from Phil Titus
The Coho Headwaters Red 2014 is the kind of wine that rewards stockpiling. Why? because opening up that first one will inevitably lead to a second. So it’s that delicious already—but you’ll definitely want a handful of them resting in the cellar. Especially in a year like 2014. And especially with wine this appealing already.
Opaque black in color, fading to ruby at the rim. Jammy aromas of currant, blackberry, black cherry, and blueberry waft from the glass, with undertones of mocha, vanilla, and allspice. The rich, full-bodied palate is framed by soft, fleshy tannins and a core of wild raspberry and Maduro tobacco, all of which roll into a velvety finish that promises years of evolution. Drink Coho Headwaters Red 2014 now – 2028.
“The Cabernet gave structure and elegance to the blend as well as concentrated fruit and spice aromas and flavors,” Corallus-Titus told us, with the Petit Verdot and Merlot adding “layers of complexity and richness.” And because the Coho Headwaters Red 2014 includes a bit more Merlot and Petit Verdot in the blend, it’s already drinking brilliantly…though, of course, several years of cellaring will only add to its charm.
Coho Winery | Vintner Gary Lipp
The choice of Coho as the name of the brand might seem curious as it doesn’t invoke images of vineyards or wine, but to us, the salmon embodies innate wisdom so essential to understanding ourselves and our environment. As stewards of the land winemakers must strive to sustain our habitat and the species that share it. And like the salmon, we need the steadfast will to keep going no matter how difficult the journey.
Founded by 30-year wine industry veteran Gary Lipp, an alum of Paul Hobbs, Chalone, Robert Mondavi, and eventually Chappellet—where he first met Corallus-Titus—Coho wines transmit Napa Valley terroir in wines renowned for their power and balance. Since 2013, Corallo-Titus has been at the winemaking helm of Coho, stewarding blends like the Headwaters to dense, fruit-laden fame.
Winemaker Phil Titus
Titus’s lush, decadent, top-scoring Cabernets from Chappellet are the stuff of legend, and his private label Titus wines have been praised by Parker for “consistently high quality”—and now, he’s pouring his years of unmatched Napa Valley expertise and countless 95+ point scores into Coho.